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Posted to WritersAndGenres

Yes--that seems correct to me. If we interpret philosophy correctly as love of knowledge and religion as an institutionalized system of beliefs, then they are oppositional. Religion as practiced, in my opinion, is rarely open to new knowledge, but merely encourages novel expressions of accepted dogma. Luckily, this will change, else religions will find themselves out of business. Could, for instance, the Catholic Church remain relevant had not they retracted their opposition of Galileo's knowledge of the heliocentric solar system? No, they'd look like head-in-sand goofballs. Warts and all you've gotta love those cathedrals.